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Olympia

School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100

News

Here at the OSD it is our goal to provide as many resources as possible to keep you informed about what is going on in our district. This page provides a detailed list of those resources that will keep you updated on all the news and events going on in our district!

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    Current Headlines

    Thank you voters! Levy and bond measures passing

    Olympia School District voters have overwhelmingly approved a four-year maintenance and operations replacement levy and a school bond in the February 9 Special Election, based on unofficial election results released at 8 p.m. on Election Day.

    A four-year Maintenance and Operations Replacement Levy (Proposition 1) received 74.79 percent yes votes compared to 25.21 percent no votes in early returns. Voters also approved a $160.7 million school improvements bond (Proposition 2) with 71.25 percent yes votes compared to 28.75 percent no votes, according to the unofficial results.

    Published: 2016-02-09

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    Capital High to join area schools in newly formed 3A league

    UPDATE February 9: The eight schools in the newly formed Class 3A league agreed today to name the league "South Sound Conference."

    Capital High School will join a newly formed Class 3A athletic and activities league, which encompasses eight schools representing Thurston, Pierce, Kitsap and Mason counties.

    Published: 2016-02-02

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    Learn All About Kindergarten Day

    On Saturday, February 20, the Olympia School District will hold its annual “Learn All About Kindergarten” informational event starting at 10 a.m. at Capital High School. 

    Published: 2016-02-01

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    Emergency Snow Routes

    Below is the 2015-16 snow bulletin for the Olympia School District, which includes specifics regarding emergency bus routes.

    Published: 2015-11-23

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    Schools Closed for Mid-Winter Break February 15 & 16

    This is a reminder to families that there is no school on Monday and Tuesday, February 15 and 16 for the Presidents Day Holiday and Mid-Winter Break.   School resumes on Wednesday, February 17. A 2015-16 calendar, complete with a listing of all school holidays, breaks and early release half days is posted on our district website

    Published: 2016-02-09

    The OSDEF Presents HONK!

    The Olympia School District Education Foundation presents HONK!, an ugly duckling story, featuring the Olympia School District Players. Performances begin February 25 at 7 p.m. with all proceeds going to benefit students through the Olympia School District Education Foundation. All performances will take place at the Olympia High School Performing Arts Center.

    Published: 2016-01-28

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    High school graduation rates reach record highs

    The Olympia School District has a record high 89 percent of students who graduated on time in 2015 from among its two comprehensive high schools.

    The graduation results are equally as impressive, district officials say, when looking at both Capital High and Olympia High schools individually.

    Read more about record-high graduation rates

    Published: 2016-01-27

    Safe Schools Alert

    Safety is our top priority.  SafeSchools Alert is a reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit concerns to our administration in four different ways; phone, text, email or via the web.  Anyone may easily report on bullying, harassment, alcohol/other drugs, vandalism or safety concerns through the SafeSchools Alert process.  Tips may be submitted anonymously.

    Published: 2016-01-04

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    Ways of keeping up with us

    Facebook

    Your landing spot for more in-depth content and stories about what is taking place throughout our district. Here you will find emergency district communications, photos/albums, videos, district event postings, shared stories from the Olympian and ThurstonTalk, Student Spotlights, Featured Faculty and stories highlighting programs and accomplishments of students district wide. Please take a second to browse our Facebook page, and if you like what you see you can 'like us' to receive automatic updates.

    Twitter

    We tweet emergency district communications, photos from schools, reminders of upcoming district events, hashtags and regularly retweet pertinent content from throughout our community. Take a look at our Twitter page and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our tweets.

    Instagram

    Our Instagram account features photos and short video clips from schools, classrooms and events throughout our district with brief descriptions of the content. Visit our Instagram and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our posts.

    News & Notes

    Throughout the school year Superintendent Dick Cvitanich and our Communications team put together a News & Notes feature with stories and photos of news items that recently took place throughout our district. This is a great way to get a peek into all the great events and activities going on in the schools. Take a peek at our News & Notes page!

    Friends of the OSD

    Once a month we send out our Friends of the OSD email to our email list. This is a monthly recap of news and events that took place throughout the District. This is a combination of materials from our Friday Updates, Facebook posts, as well as news fresh off the press!

    Subscribe to receive regular email updates as well as emergency and school closure notices.

    If you have something you’d like to see added, send the information to Conor Schober and we’ll work to get it posted to this page.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:
    Communications & Community Relations
    1113 Legion Way SE
    Olympia, WA 98501

    Voice: (360) 596-6103 / Fax: (360) 596-6101

    Susan Gifford, Director of Communications & Community Relations: 596-6104
    Conor Schober
    , Community Relations Coordinator: 596-6106
    Kimberly Doherty
    , Communications Assistant: 596-6108
    Diana Crawford
    , Public Disclosure Officer: 596-6112